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Open-Pollinated Plants for Maine Gardens

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
Hollyhocks photo by Mike Legend
Hollyhocks photo by Mike Legend

Diana George Chapin, horticulturist and owner of the Heirloom Garden of Maine, will lead a presentation on heirloom plants at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00 noon.

Chapin will share a colorful photo journey through Heirloom Garden, making note of a multitude of timeless, vibrant heirloom plants that have been cultivated for centuries. Along the way, she will tell stories and interesting historic details about the plants. These open-pollinated plants are all quite unique and are a lively, thoughtful addition to the gardens of novices and experts alike. Diana will also provide useful gardening tips and preservation methods specifically for heirloom plants.

Diana’s Heirloom Garden of Maine is located on her family’s 90-acre farm in Montville. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture and Design and a Master of Science Degree in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science from the University of Maine.

This talk is part of Merryspring ‘s 2013 Winter Talk Series, co-sponsored by The First and the Allen Insurance and Financial. Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239

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